MU15 | REPORT | Ireland overcome Hungary on penalties

MU15 | REPORT | Ireland overcome Hungary on penalties

Ireland Men’s Under-15s overcame Hungary 12-11 on penalties in an entertaining game at North End United in Wexford this morning.

In the second Ireland MU15 game Cymru came out on top against Ireland winning 2-1 at Gorey Rangers in the final game of a three-nation tournament in the county this week.
 
It was an early start in the first game of the day with a 10.30am kick-off and Ireland would find themselves a goal behind after half-an-hour. Hungary were awarded a penalty and Zalán Varga stepped up to give the visitors the lead.
 
But 10-minutes later Ireland were level in fine fashion. Bohemian’s defender Curtis Egan lashed in a volley from the edge of the area to score his first international goal as the young Boys in Green went into the break all square.
 
The game would end 1-1 with the contest going to penalties. Every player on both sides was successful from the spot meaning Ireland’s first penalty taker, Shamrock Rovers' Victor Ozhianvuna, had another opportunity at goal. His kick would prove to be the winner as Hungary missed their 12th attempt giving the Irish team coached by William Doyle the win.
 
The second game of the day between Ireland and Cymru was moved from Wexford FC’s Ferrycarrig Park to north of the county in Gorey. But it was the visitors who found themselves most at home when in the 29th minute Keano Conaty found space to head in the opener.
 
In the second half Cymru doubled their lead through Alfie Jones as he tapped in in the 48th minute to give his team breathing space.
 
An hour into the game Ireland had a glorious chance. A mistake in the Welsh backline allowed Richard Ferizaj an opportunity to score but despite rounding the keeper his effort just missed the target.
 
Ireland would get the goal their play deserved in injury time when Klub Kildare's Sam Cooke rose highest for his first international goal.
 
Ireland MU15 1-1 Hungary MU15 (Ireland win 12-11 on penalties)  | Venue: North End United, Wexford
 
Ireland: Brogan (Moloney, 65’), Gabbidon (Manjor, 50’), Egan, Spaight, Dumigan (C) (Murphy, 65’), Ikechukwu (Molloy, 45), Spelman (McGrath, 45’), Ozhianvuna, Sullivan, Armstrong, Dunne
 
Hungary: Balogh, Kilvinger,  Acsai, Szakái, Ratkai (C), Zs. Varga, Makrai, Polonkai, Benedek, Szūcs, Milkovics, Berekméri-Szigeti. Substitutions: Ostoici, Za.Varga, Nyári, Timár, Zsoinai, Kimmel, Somfaivi, Dudás, M. Kiss, N. Kiss, Vincze.
 
 
Ireland 1-2 Cymru | Venue: Gorey Rangers, Wexford

Ireland: Wasilewski (Brunton, 41’), Burke, Kelly (Cooke, 48’), Lawless, Satel (Duffy, 60’), McPhail (C), Gaynor (Collins, 48’), Quigley, Ferizaj, Madu (Ogungbe, 41’), Tetteh
 
Cymru: Lines, Williams, Evans, Heywood, E. Thomas, Moss, Romano, Conaty, Godfrey (C), A. Jones, Papirnyk. Substitutions: Cross, Pitt, Robinson, Tankeiwicz, I. Thomas, Norris, Gray, Williams, Lorimer, B. Jones

International Friendly Results

Wednesday, February 14
Ireland MU15 2-0 Hungary MU15
Ireland MU15 3-0 Cymru MU15
 
Friday, February 16 
Ireland MU15 1-1 Hungary MU15 (Ireland win 12-11 on penalties)
Ireland MU15 1-2 Cymru MU15

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